Worship lies at the heart of Christian discipleship and the life of the church, but it is just one aspect of a larger picture. To complete the portrait, there is also participating in fellowship within the community of faith and putting one’s abilities and gifts to use for the work and ministry of the church.
Greenfield Christian Church offers several opportunities to be joined together in an association with others in the church to grow in understanding of discipleship, pray for and support one another, serve in mission, and even have some fun!
Part of our pledge to you as a congregation is to help you identify and name your gifts and talents for ministry, and discover how God is calling you to put them to use to serve the church, the community and the world. There are lots of tasks and jobs that need to be done within the church and its various ministries. Our goal is to “match” the skills required with the “gifts” of our members and constituents. Whether it is singing in the choir, teaching a class, leading a small-group, greeting someone at the door, shoveling snow off of sidewalks, cheering up the homebound, serving food at the soup kitchen, or scores of other possibilities, there is a place for you to participate and serve.
Each year we participate in the Greenfield Riley Festival. In October 2018, we held a pancake breakfast, had a cookie bake sale, welcomed visitors in our church tent, operated a parking area for vendors and visitors, and held our yearly boutique sale. Here are a few pictures from the event.
Here are a few ways you can “get connected” and serve in the ministry of the church:
Christian’s Men’s Fellowship (CMF) is an active group of dedicated men of the church involved in fellowship, ministry and local and world missions. Through its efforts the CMF has sponsored special music services, provided support and care for the members of the congregation, and assisted with financial support for special projects and church programs.
The CMF meets for breakfast at the church on the third Saturday of each month. It is an informal time for the men of the congregation to enjoy fellowship together and provides a great way for newcomers to get connected.
Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF): In Peter 4:10 we are told, "As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."
The mission of the Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF) of Greenfield Christian Church is to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, enrichment, education, and creative ministries to enable women to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the church of Jesus Christ.
Membership of CWF includes all women members of Greenfield Christian, as well as others who accept the purpose of the fellowship and who share in its worship, study, and/or service activities.
Membership is divided into four circles who usually meet on the first Tuesday of each month for study and fellowship. However, times and places may vary as agreed upon within the individual circles. The circles hold one combined meetings each September. Circles are named after four women of the Bible: Naomi, Ruth, Rebekah, and Dorcas.
The CWF is led by an Executive Committee comprised of elected and appointed officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Study and Worship Director, Historian, Librarian, Service Directors, and Circle Leaders.
CWF activities and programs include:
- Donating time and money to global, national, and local missions work.
- Focusing on social issues such as rehabilitation from drug abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
- Contributing to and maintaining the church library.
- Conducting fundraisers, such as special luncheons, catered meals, and slightly-used boutique sales.
- Hosting church and community fellowship events, such as a Spring Youth Brunch, Thanksgiving dinners, Breakfast with Santa.
- Serving funeral and other special dinners.
- Sponsoring the Annual Spirit Sowers Grant for one woman member of Greenfield Christian who is seeking to enrich her spiritual life or to further an outreach project that has a religious basis in the community.
- Conducting annual women’s spiritual retreats.
- Participating in women’s events and missions of the Disciples of Christ.
Youth Fellowship Groups provide opportunities for middle school and high school age youth to come and receive words of encouragement and to learn more about following Jesus. It is our vision that youth who participate in our various programs…
- Are confident in their personal faith and equipped to defend challenges to it.
- Seek others of faith to support their personal walk with Jesus.
- Possess a heart for service and mission.
- Are generous, loving, tolerant, inquisitive, and hopeful.
- Are grounded in the way of Jesus Christ and the word of God.
- Are open to God’s guidance.
- Are prepared to participate in the full life of the church.
Current activities, plans and pics can be found on the GCC Youth Facebook Page by clicking HERE.
Mission and Ministry:
At Greenfield Christian Church we believe that we are called to support members of the congregation, the community and the world, through compassionate giving and acts of service and assistance. Sharing our gifts and blessings to address the needs of others is a basic principle of our church family.
We help fund the Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) which provides services and monetary support to all corners of the globe. From providing seeds for crops to building schools, as well as disaster relief and fighting famine, the DMF is active in many global events.
Mission trips are also a way our members contribute to the needs of others. In recent years we have sent adults and/or youth to Jamaica (medical mission), Mexico (house building), Appalachia (home repairs), New Orleans (hurricane repair), North Dakota and West Virginia (flood repair), and India (school support).
We also partner with Disciples of Christ in the Congo and Family Village Farm in India to provide educational activities that helps link us in worship, culture and mission, and the sharing of resources through Global Ministries.
We reach out to our neighbors in need in a variety of ways that include members' time, talents and funds. We have sponsored two work days for local Habitat for Humanity builds. This includes raising at least $3000 as well as providing workers.
At Greenfield Christian Church we are all as one family in Christ. As a family, we work and pray together to answer the requests or supply the needs of our church members. When requested, we can provide limited financial assistance for housing, food, utilities, or transportation. Limited funds are budgeted for medical expenses. All requests and resolutions are completely confidential.
There are many opportunities for service to the congregation. YOU are invited and encouraged to participate in any area of interest YOU prefer. Some of the social ministries include:
- CWF (Christian Women's Fellowship)
- CMF (Christian Men's Fellowship)
- Dinner groups
- Small group studies
There are also numerous ways to serve by participating in the governance and operation of the church. Our various operating committees and daily functions welcome anyone wishing to share their time and expertise.